WASHINGTON A new study claiming that banning fast-food ads from children’s television programs would reduce the number of overweight kids does not take into account the changes restaurateurs have made over the past few years, says an industry group spokeswoman. The national study, which is being published this month in the Journal of Law and Economics, suggests that the outlawing of such commercials would decrease the number of overweight children in the United States by 18 percent ...

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